AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Michael Young, “the greatest social entrepreneur of the 20th century” according to the The School for Social Entrepreneurs, has died aged 86. Michael Young, “the greatest social entrepreneur of the 20th century” according to the The School for Social Entrepreneurs, has died aged 86. He was instrumental in creating the Consumers’ Association, the National and International Extension Colleges, the Open University, University of the Third Age, and the School for Social Entrepreneurs.Asa Briggs published a biography of Michael Young just last year. Advertisement Find out more about Michael Young at the School of Social Entrepreneurs. 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 January 2002 | News Obituary: Michael Young About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Mitochondrial and nuclear sequence data from two Antarctic ameronothroid mites, Halozetes belgicae and Alaskozetes antarcticus, were used to address three key questions important for understanding both the evolution of biodiversity and its future conservation in the Antarctic Peninsula Region: i) Do populations of mites across the Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc constitute distinct genetic lineages? ii) What implications does the spatial genetic structure in these species have for current understanding of the region’s glacial history? iii) What are the conservation implications of these findings? Our results indicate that both mite species have been present in the Antarctic since at least the Pliocene. At the regional scale, both species are comprised of a number of divergent, but sympatric, lineages that are genetically as distinct as some species within the genera Halozetes and Alaskozetes. At the local scale, complex structure suggests limited and stochastic post-Holocene dispersal. For both species, considerable spatial genetic structure exists across the region, similar to that found in other terrestrial invertebrates. These results support the implementation of stringent biosecurity measures for moving between the Scotia Arc islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, and throughout the latter, to conserve both evolutionary history and future evolutionary trajectories.
Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions EL SEGUNDO — After rolling most of the league to begin this year’s campaign, the Lakers are hitting a holiday rut: They’ve lost two in a row for the first time all season, and for the next game, they might be missing LeBron James.The Lakers (24-5) announced Saturday that James did not practice and is doubtful for Sunday’s tilt against the Denver Nuggets (19-8). With back-to-back home games against the West’s No. 2 and No. 3 (the Clippers) teams respectively, it’s an inopportune moment to be without the engine to the league’s fifth-best offense.The team said James strained a muscle in his thoracic region, which is close to the rib cage, Tuesday night against the Indiana Pacers when he had a collision near the basket. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said James played through it in Indianapolis, then again Thursday for a drummed-up game against the Milwaukee Bucks. James averaged a triple-double in those losses, but shot just 41% from the floor.For the season, James has been again one of the league’s best players, averaging 25.8 points, 10.6 assists and 7.5 rebounds. Last year when he tore his groin and missed 18 games, it had a catastrophic effect on the Lakers’ season. These Lakers feel more equipped to handle it with veteran leadership and Anthony Davis, who is probable himself with right ankle soreness). But it’s still a bit of a gut-check for a team that hasn’t experienced this much adversity yet this season. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “It’s the nature of the beast,” he said. “Some years you’re healthy, some years you have nagging injuries, and unfortunate that’s just me this year. It’s a lot more season left and that’s why it’s just important for me to feel like I’m healthy and confident to be out there, play at the best of my abilities.”During James’ injury last year – which he eerily suffered this time last season – the Lakers went 6-12 in games he missed. The new roster has more experience, which the Lakers hope can carry on the success they’ve had so far this season.“A little bit easier than last year,” Kuzma said. “Last year, we were a younger team, so a lot of times in the fourth quarter we folded a little bit. But we got a veteran team and we still got AD on this team. Those guys have been there, done that and been through plenty of wars.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers It’s not just the Lakers who have a lot riding on James’ health. The two most highly rated TV games this season have been opening night when the Lakers played the Clippers, then Lakers vs. Bucks on Thursday. As the NBA’s ratings have slumped this season, missing James for a Lakers-Clippers battle on Christmas could mean fewer fans will be tuning in for the rematch at Staples Center.The focus for the Lakers is who they do have, which aside from James, could be a more complete roster than they’ve had. After playing through ankle soreness Thursday and scoring 36 points against the Bucks, Davis is listed as probable even though Vogel said he’s still feeling some discomfort.Kuzma practiced for the first time since before the five-game road trip that he missed as he recovered from an ankle he injured nearly a month ago. He went through all of practice Saturday, but the deciding factor will be how his ankle responds to the workload. Kuzma has struggled with a summer foot injury, a poked eye and other mishaps this year while struggling to find his role in a remade Lakers team.Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“If he doesn’t go tomorrow, it’s gonna be a group effort,” Vogel said. “It’s one of those things that no one person can pick up everything LeBron does for our team.”In the event that James can’t play Sunday, Vogel said he would release the starting lineup then. Rajon Rondo, who has not started this season, or Kyle Kuzma, who has missed five straight games and is probable for Sunday, is a potential candidate to step in.While Davis and James are on most MVP shortlists a third of the way through the season, certain statistics make the case James has been the more valuable player. The Lakers have outscored opponents by 235 points when he’s been on the floor this year, and only nine points when he’s off. His net rating is the highest (plus-10.7) of any Lakers starter, including Davis. His 10.6 assists per game, the highest average of his career, also leads the league.James is one of five Lakers to play in every game this season, and as recently as Sunday in Atlanta, he made the case that he wouldn’t want to miss games for rest (a practice known as “load management”).“I don’t know how many games I got left in my career,” he said. “I don’t know how many kids that may show up to a game and they’re there to come see me play and if I sit out, then what? That’s my obligation. My obligation is to play, play for my teammates and if I’m healthy, then I’m going to play. If Coach sits me out, then I’m not healthy. And it’s just that simple.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Ferry’s – owes Donegal’s ratepayers more than €300,000A JUDGE has given a Donegal waste collection company a final warning over an astonishing unpaid €319,614 bill to Donegal County Council.The cash-strapped local authority is taking legal action against Ferry’s Refuse and its owner Jim Ferry for failing to pay landfill fees. The county council has been pursuing Ferry’s for the monies since 2010, Letterkenny District Court was told.Solicitor Lisa Finnegan, acting for Donegal County Council, said the authority hadn’t been paid any monies towards the debt.Kevin McElhinney, solicitor for Mr Ferry, said he had just received instructions for the case as it had been dealt with by a Dublin legal firm up until now and they didn’t want to incur the costs of travelling to Letterkenny.He said Jim Ferry had told him that he had paid monies to the council but “there appears to be an element of confusion” as these monies had been taken off other landfill charges and not the debt.Judge Paul Kelly commented that there had been a “substantial number of adjournments from March 2010 and every month since then”.The judge said that there was “scant respect being shown to the creditor or the court” in the case by Mr Ferry.On the explanation that Ferry’s monies to the council had come off the ‘wrong’ county council account, Judge Kelly commented: “He would have to pay that other bill anyway.”Mr McElhinney responded: “Yes and I have explained that to him (Jim Ferry).”Judge Kelly said that despite the outstanding debt since March 2010 no statement had been entered into the court on behalf of Ferry’s.He said he was adjourning the case for a month to give Ferry’s “one last opportunity” to respond.He ordered that Jim Ferry appear at Letterkenny District Court on February 4, that his solicitor file a statement of his means and income and a full schedule of payments and non-payments be filed to the court and to council solicitor Ms Finnegan.“Mr Ferry must be present,” added the judge.Earlier this week the refuse company was fined €2,000 for failing to tax two of its bin lorries.Last year the company faced fines and charges of €42,000 for illegally dumping outside Falcarragh.The company has been given until later this year to pay those fines.FERRY’S REFUSE GIVEN FINAL WARNING FOR NON-PAYMENT OF €320,000 COUNTY COUNCIL BILLS was last modified: January 8th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BillsDonegal County Councilferry’s refusefines
Johannesburg, Thursday 12 September 2013 – Brand South Africa will continue its partnership with the President’s Awards for Youth Empowerment during a Play Your Part – National Development Plan outreach programme at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in Gauteng, on Saturday 14 September. Ms Nalini Naicker from the Gauteng Planning Commission will deliver a presentation on the National Development Plan and take questions from the youth. Ms Naicker is the Project Manager of Gauteng 2055 – or G2055 – at the provincial Planning Commission, which deals with long-term city region planning.This is the third dialogue in a series that has seen youth interact with representatives from the President’s Awards, the National Planning Commission and Brand South Africa in East London and Cape Town on 31 August and 7 September 2013 respectively. During these interactions, young people have discussed the National Development Plan and their contribution to its implementation. Discussions have also looked at how young people can participate in and drive the implementation of the NDP.Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “We have been impressed by the quality of questions and input, coming from the young people who attend these Dialogue & Action Workshops. It shows that many of our youth are serious about understanding the National Development Plan and becoming involved in its implementation. South Africa has recently improved in terms of innovation on the World Economic Forum Innovation pillar. Young people are ideally placed to participate in a knowledge based economy, which is the trajectory South Africa is pursuing.”CEO of the President’s Award, Martin Scholtz, said the programme demands that young people take responsibility for their own development and the development of those around them. “Engaging young people in their role in the realisation of Vision 2030 is critical. The Award programme is about action and we are excited to make the link between what Award participants are already doing on the ground and the objectives of the NDP, through these Dialogue & Action Workshops. The NDP is not a government initiative – it’s a citizen’s initiative,” said Mr Scholtz.On the day, participants will also be engaged in an outreach programme, as part of a bigger Youth Dialogue and Action Workshop, where they will share best practice models of community service within their Award Units.The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy is a fitting venue for the event, as Ms Winfrey has played her part – in South Africa and around the world – by providing a platform for aspirational leaders. Ms Winfrey will not be present at Saturday’s event.Youth in the country are encouraged to play their part by owning the NDP and ensuring it is realised, so South Africa’s Vision 2030 can be achieved.Media are invited to attend the event:Date : Saturday, 14 September 2013Time : 10h00Venue : 534 Wargrave South Road Henley-on-Klip Meyerton, 1961 GautengMeanwhile, the Gauteng Planning Commission will on the same day host an event on Gauteng Vision 2055, which is based on the NDP. The session will take place at the Hector Pieterson Museum (further details can be ascertained from Nalini Naicker: Gauteng Planning Commission – [email protected], 0827285943).Note to EditorsOver the past two weekends similar Dialogue & Action Workshops were held in the East London in the Eastern Cape, during which Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel interacted with participants via video link-up, and in Cape Town where Dr Laurine Platzky from the Provincial Government of the Western Cape engaged with youth, about the National Development Plan.About Brand South Africa Brand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About The President’s Award for Youth EmpowermentThe President’s Award for Youth Empowerment celebrates 30 years of effective and sustained youth development in South Africa in 2013. There are currently over 15,000 active participants drawn from schools (both state and independent), community youth groups, residential youth facilities and correctional centres nationally. The aim of the Award Programme is to provide a holistic framework for purposeful self-development of young people between the ages of 14 and 24. The President’s Award is affiliated with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and the Patron-in-Chief is President Jacob Zuma.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement. Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations Domestic: Brand South AfricaTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: [email protected] Visit www.brandsouthafrica.com
Congratulations to the players that were recognised for their achievements at the Masters Awards function following day five of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series.Women’s 30’s Players Player – Amy Smith Coaches Award – Holly SmithSenior MixedPlayers Player – Derrick CantCoaches Award – Joshua SparkeMen’s 30’sPlayers Player – Aaron JonesCoaches Award – Elijah Van Der KwastMen’s 40’sPlayers Player – Barry GibsonCoaches Award – Robert Sinclair-SmithMen’s 50’sPlayers Player – Dave CheungCoaches Award – Tim KitchinghamStay tuned to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel in the coming days for all of the highlights from the Masters divisions at the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Related LinksMasters Awards
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal set to change policy for January transfersby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal will look for short-term cover in the January transfer window, football.london reports.The Gunners had originally planned to remain inactive during the midseason window.But long-term injuries have forced them to re-think their plans.Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding are likely to miss the majority of the season, meaning Arsenal will try and find stop-gaps on the wing and centre-back.The club are still working on a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, who will fill Welbeck’s position.It remains unclear who Arsenal will target for their defensive hole, however, a veteran is likely to be chosen so as not to disrupt the development of their current crop of centre-backs.